“There’s a lizard on my lawn”, “my neighbour’s washing machine is too loud”, and “my finger is stuck in a bottle” – just three of the latest ‘dilemmas’ that have prompted people to call the police 101 number!
West Midlands Police has issued a timely reminder over what warrants a call to the 101 non-emergency hotline as the force enters its busiest period for call centre demand.
Almost 100 foreign crime suspects were arrested in the West Midlands last week as part of a national crackdown on overseas crooks.
Operation Trivium ran from June 22-26 and saw officers from Romania and Lithuania, plus Dutch Police and Europol, join UK counterparts in Birmingham as part of the purge on Foreign National Offenders (FNOs).
Nationally, almost 800 people were arrested – including people wanted on European Arrest Warrants for serious crimes in their home country – and there are plans to expand future Trivium's to embrace more Continental police forces. .
West Midlands Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Birmingham who is wanted for questioning over a violent assault.
James Smith, 22 from Hazelwell Street, Stirchley, has been subject of extensive police enquiries for the last two weeks since the assault on 13 June.
A man has been left unable to walk after suffering serious leg injuries in a road rage incident in Walsall.
The 54-year-old was driving along Primley Avenue, Alumwell, in his beige Nissan Micra at 2pm on 21 June when a dark green Renault Clio pulled in front of him and blocked the road.
Two carers have admitted their guilt after a pensioner was abused at a Birmingham care home.
Sabrina Duncan, 40 of Shartlands Close, Cotteridge and Benter Ouma, 31 of Poplar Road, Bearwood, Warley both admitted to acting in a grossly negligent manner after 85-year-old Norah Boyle suffered a head injury when she fell from a hoist as they were putting her to bed.
The court heard how Duncan and Ouma delayed calling an ambulance to The Green Nursing Home, Kings Norton following the fall on the evening of 5 September 2013.
Police are hunting a wanted man in connection with a serious assault on a Birmingham woman.
Marvin Trevis, 25 of no fixed address, is suspected of assaulting a woman in Nechells on 25 June.
A Coventry corporate lawyer has been jailed for 11 years after raping a teenager at her home in Birmingham.
Mark Hodge, from Fillongley, was found guilty on 22 June after a six-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court of five offences including rape and sexual assault.